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Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos says RHP Mike Soroka (Achilles) has resumed throwing off flat ground.
"His arm will be ahead of his lower half. The key for us will be how long will we have to wait" to go full in baseball activities. "In terms of having his arm in shape, we're not concerned," Anthopoulos elaborated. Soroka underwent surgery to repair a torn Achilles in early-August. We'll likely have a better idea of his 2021 availability come spring training.
Mike Soroka (Achilles) is expected to be ready to throw by the time spring training begins.
Soroka tore his Achilles in early August and is expected to begin throwing once Spring Training rolls around. He is progressing ahead of schedule, but the Braves will be cautious with the 23-year-old. Soroko finished 2020 with a (0-1) record along with a 3.95 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and eight strikeouts over 13 2/3 innings.
The Braves announced that Mike Soroka underwent successful surgery to repair his torn Achilles.
Soroka is currently on the 45-day IL. He'll aim to be ready to pitch again early on in the 2021 campaign if all goes well.
Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos says Mike Soroka (Achilles) will undergo surgery within the week.
Soroka tore his Achilles in Monday's start against the Mets and is out for the season. It's a brutal injury for the 23-year-old ace of the Braves and it could have career altering affects. He's a giant question mark heading into 2021.
Braves starter Mike Soroka left Monday's matchup against the New York Mets after falling down attempting to cover first base and being helped off the field. Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution is now reporting that Soroka tore his right Achilles and is done for the season.
This was the news no one wanted to hear but everyone was waiting for once they saw the video of Soroka going down and grabbing his right foot Monday. He had developed into the ace of the Braves staff after a breakout 2019 campaign. It isn't immediately clear who will take Soroka's spot in the rotation, but it's possible that the recently-demoted Mike Foltynewicz is recalled and given another shot.